THE FIRST DAY I MET SIDNEY EMOYON OSEGHALE.
By Innocent Okoh.
1 April, 2022.
The first day I met a distinctive humanitarian, engr. Sidney Emoyon Oseghale, it was on Thursday, June 20th, 2019, when his Foundation, SEOF, gave out over N700,000, to offset the hospital bills of Nursing mothers, who just gave birth, and their families unable to pay the bills at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, ISTH, in Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo state.
I was invited along side with other journalists to cover the kind gesture, initially I thought it was going to be a light donation seeing just a simple man and few others who weren’t known like the big philanthropists who we know and hear about on the news. I was surprised when the Foundation also offset the N100,000, hospital bills for a set of twins whose mother died after giving birth at the ISTH.
The management of the hospital, led by professor S.A. Okogbenin, welcome the gesture and gave the founder of the Foundation, engineer Sidney Emoyon Oseghale, commendation, asking him to continue the kind gesture though the hospital and other individuals and organizations have been doing their best to offset the bills of those who couldn’t afford it but the list keep expanding by the day.
The nursing mothers couldn’t hide their joy, and responded by praying for the good and progress of the Foundation, in order to continue the kind gesture.
Orphans at Zuma orphanage home, Irrua, also benefitted from the humanitarian work, as cartons of provisions and bags of foodstuffs were presented to the orphans.
After the presentation I left there wondering and thinking about what had happened that day at Irrua, I dwell on the uncommon attributes of the Engr Sidney Emoyon Oseghale, he is soft hearted, gentle, loving and caring. And I concluded this kind of persons are what we need in leadership positions like the one he has indicated interest to contest in the forthcoming local government council elections in Edo state.
Pls don’t miss the point, support, Nominate and Vote Engr Sidney Emoyon, for chairman, Esan central LGA.